Kymberly Harris

Kymberly Harris


Kymberly Harris is an Actor/Writer/Director. She wrote and directed the short films Rose’s Turn and Faith (starring Ryan Donowho and Britt Lower) to be released in 2017, and created (writer/actor) of MILK, a pilot that is in post-production with Paul Kampf Studios for 2017. A published and produced playwright, several plays by Kymberly have been produced in NYC and in Chicago. Her play FAITH will be the only drama published in the new anthology Proofread or Die! featuring works by colleagues and friends of the late David Foster Wallace. In 2014, she assisted James Ponsoldt and Jason Segel on the film The End of the Tour about her ex-boyfriend the late David Foster Wallace. She has appeared on stage at Labyrinth Theatre, the Public Theatre, Circle in the Square, Next Theatre and has acted in several award winning independent films. Some credits include originating the role of Holly in Eric Simonson’s Bang the Drum Slowly opposite Tracy Letts and the workshop of Terrence McNally’s It’s Only A Play opposite Thomas Sadoski, Josh Radnor, and Lisa Kudrow (2014). Harris founded TheatresCool ( to teach method acting to kids, teens, and adults in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois and currently teaches acting at The Lee Strasberg Film and Theatre Institute in West Hollywood and to private clients. Other teaching assignments include: The School of Visual Arts (NYC), Black Nexxus (NYC), AMDA, and Bradley University. Kymberly is a member of Rogue Machine Theatre, Skylight Theatre, AEA, AFTRA, SAG, and the Dramatists Guild. Kymberly is an MA from Illinois State University in Theatre, and a double MFA from The Actors Studio Drama School at the New School in Acting and Playwriting.

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Rose’s Turn (2017)

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FAITH (2017)


DIRECTOR ( selected credits)


Moving On by Keith Stevenson Rogue Machine Theatre Los Angeles
Tragictory by Mary Portser Pacific Resident Theatre Los Angeles
Coffee, Tea or Me by Marlene Nichols Asylum Theatre Hollywood Fringe Festival
Laughing Wild by Christopher Durang The Actors Company Hollywood Fringe Festival
Not Fade Away by Vince Melocchi Rogue Machine Theatre Los Angeles
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When The Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange The Music Academy at Hamilton High School Los Angeles


Mitsubishi, 2011, Normal, IL

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Bumping Umbrellas, 42nd Street Workshop, New York City
Savage in Limbo, The Producers Club, New York City

Extensive casting of commercials and independent film. Please inquire for casting resume.

FAITH, short film, Los Angeles, CA
Porkin’ Across American- The Onion Webseries, 2012, Fairbury, IL
Psychology Specialist- Commercial, 2012, Bloomington, IL
Mycrophobia – Independent film, 2011, Peoria, IL
Mitsubishi – Commercial, 2011, Normal, IL
Whisper -Independent film, 2011, Peoria, IL
Shadows– Independent film, 2009, Bloomington, IL
Finding Virginia -Independent film, 2009, Peoria, IL
My Hero – Independent film
PSA for Elliott Spitzer, NYC producer/casting director, New York City, NY

M.F.A Acting and Playwriting – Actors Studio Drama School, New York City
M.A Theatre – Illinois State University, Normal, IL
B.A Theatre, French – Knox College, Galesburg, IL



Founder-Firsthand Films, LLC


Artistic Director/Founder- TheatresCool

  • Developed and teach Stanslavski-based acting technique acting school, TheatresCool, for children, teenagers, and adults.
  • Workshops for at-risk youth and students with special needs.
  • Direct professional productions of plays with grants from Bravo Television, Illinois Arts Council, and Cablevision, the Harmon Grant, State Farm, and the Mirza Foundation